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While the education focus of the Republican presidential candidates has mainly centered on Common Core and the role of the U.S. Department of Education, the two Democratic candidates have talked more about universal preK and how it could help erase education inequality. Their stance is...
As you examine your long-range business plans, take a look at the latest Projection of Education Statistics for insights into the future populations (and thus potential needs) for the U.S. school system. Total elementary and secondary enrollment is projected to increase 4 percent between 2011...
On Thursday, April 14 U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. spoke at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts about the importance of a well-rounded education, including not only the typical courses, but also subjects like the arts and world languages. In his speech he called on state and district...
While policymakers at all levels have called for no child left behind, parents of African-American and Latino children, who are becoming the new majority in American schools, believe that their kids are not getting access to the same educational opportunities. A new poll from the Leadership...
After a 2013 study on perception and awareness of intellectual property rights showed that young people (aged 15-24) were more likely to challenge IP laws, the EU Intellectual Property Office undertook more extensive research to find out their attitudes towards piracy and infringement. Although 25...
Play in the classroom isn’t just for preschool. During the AAP webinar “Why We Should Put Play Back into the Classroom Experience,” Scott Traylor, CEO and ChiefKid for 360KID, talked about how elements of playful learning support 21st century skills such as collaboration, creativity, and critical...
As part of schools reform efforts, educators are looking to get students more involved in their own learning. Results from the 2015 Gallup Student Poll show, however, that while 50% of U.S. students feel engaged in school, 29% are not engaged, and 21% are actively not engaged. While the majority of...
Online learning doesn’t have the cache it once had with edtech trend articles focusing on adaptive learning in the classroom, wearable technology, and the merits of big data. Writing for the HuffPost, Ellen Murphy, Assistant Dean of Instructional Technologies & Design and Director of the Master...
Peter Li, Founder and CEO of Peter Li Education and a member of the AAP PreK-12 Learning Group Hall of Fame, passed away on March 5. Kathy Hurley, co-founder of Girls Thinking Global, was a longtime colleague and friend. Below she shares her thoughts on Peter’s legacy. Last week I was fortunate...
The AAP PreK-12 Learning Group’s 2016 Content in Context conference will feature a session on game-based learning and what content developers need to know if they want to start creating an educational game. As part of the session, the panelists will look at recent research on educational gaming and...

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